Industry News for July 7, 2022
iDEA Growth Member News
- Play NY, 7.7.22 – Welcome Aboard: BetMGM Partners With Carnival To Bring Sports Betting, iGaming To Cruise Ships
- Sportsbooks use things like new user bonuses, deposit matches and promotions to gain loyalty from bettors. But the new partnership between BetMGM and Carnival Corporation offers a betting experience unmatched by any competitors in today’s betting market.
Sports League News
- Sports Handle, 7.6.22 – Audi Field Becomes First MLS Stadium With Retail Sportsbook
- FanDuel has announced that it will host a grand opening Friday of its Audi Field retail sportsbook in Washington, D.C., the first of its kind at a Major League Soccer venue in the U.S. The book will be FanDuel‘s second in a professional sports arena — the company opened a book at Phoenix’s Footprint Center last September.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.6.22 – Arizona Sports Betting Continues Maturing With $500M April Handle
- Arizona sports betting continues to establish itself as a top legal US market. Arizona sportsbooks handled nearly $512.9 million in wagers during April, according to an Arizona Department of Gaming report released Tuesday. The April total was a decrease of 25.8% from March’s record of $691 million.
- Charlotte Business Journal, 7.7.22 – North Carolina sports-betting advocates ready to try again in 2023
- North Carolina lawmakers voted down a bill to legalize sports betting last month. Advocates have three words for them: We’ll be back. [Paywall]
- Sports Handle, 7.7.22 – Here’s What Operators May Question In First Draft Of Kansas Regulations
- The new Kansas sports betting law went into effect Friday, though it will still be months before a legal wager can be placed in the state. But if the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (KRGC) and Kansas Lottery have anything to say about it — which they do as co-regulators — legal bets will be taken sooner rather than later, and hopefully during the NFL season.
- Play Virginia, 7.6.22 – Virginia State Budget Closes Sports Betting Tax Loophole
- A new state budget went into effect on July 1 in the Old Dominion. And one particular provision affects bettors and Virginia online sportsbooks. This new bill closes a tax loophole that allowed seven of the state’s sportsbooks to skip out on paying millions of dollars in tax revenue.